Cheap flights from Sydney to Adelaide

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The best prices from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Adelaide are usually found in August or May, booked 52 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Sydney to Adelaide

All the information you need to plan the best SYD to ADL flight in 2022: compare Sydney to Adelaide flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Adelaide.

SYD - ADL

Price

$144 - $241

ADL

Temperature

11 - 21 °C

ADL

Rainfall

10 - 60 mm

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 24% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop
Round-trip from$206From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Adelaide
One-way from$76One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Adelaide

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Sydney to Adelaide?

Thursday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Sydney to Adelaide. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Adelaide.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Sydney to Adelaide?

To save on the cost of your flight from Sydney to Adelaide, book at least 51 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 19% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $279 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $327.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Sydney to Adelaide?

Flights from Sydney to Adelaide lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Sydney to Adelaide in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $159.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sydney to Adelaide (SYD - ADL)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Sydney to Adelaide at midday. Doing so could potentially save you 10% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Adelaide in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SYD to ADL flights in May, June
16 Jun. - 21 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

2h 10m
ADL

Adelaide

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 55m
$154

Jetstar

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Deal found 17/5/22

18 Jun. - 25 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

2h 10m
ADL

Adelaide

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 55m
$157

Jetstar

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Deal found 16/5/22

24 Jun. - 29 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

2h 10m
ADL

Adelaide

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 55m
$160

Jetstar

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Deal found 18/5/22

Sydney to Adelaide 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Adelaide from Sydney found for this year
15 Jul. - 17 Jul.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

2h 15m
ADL

Adelaide

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 50m
$137

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 16/5/22

15 Jul. - 17 Jul.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ADL

Adelaide

1 stop

3h 40m
ADL

Adelaide

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 55m
$140

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 16/5/22

16 Jun. - 21 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

2h 10m
ADL

Adelaide

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 55m
$154

Jetstar

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Deal found 17/5/22

Cheap Jetstar flights from Sydney to Adelaide

16 Jun. - 21 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

2h 10m
ADL

Adelaide

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 55m
$154

Jetstar

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Deal found 17/5/22

18 Jun. - 25 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

2h 10m
ADL

Adelaide

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 55m
$157

Jetstar

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Deal found 16/5/22

24 Jun. - 29 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

2h 10m
ADL

Adelaide

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 55m
$160

Jetstar

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Deal found 18/5/22

  • Jetstar is one of the most popular airlines used for those travelling from Sydney to Adelaide. Flights from Jetstar travelling this route typically cost $180.74 RT. This price is typically 86% cheaper than other airlines that offer Sydney to Adelaide flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was $79. The most popular departure airport in Sydney when flying to Adelaide is Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. The most popular airport to fly into when visiting Adelaide is Adelaide Airport. When flying from Sydney to Adelaide, Jetstar flights are 52% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Cheap Virgin Australia flights from Sydney to Adelaide

26 May - 26 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ADL

Adelaide

1 stop

4h 35m
ADL

Adelaide

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

5h 15m
$279

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 18/5/22

26 May - 29 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ADL

Adelaide

1 stop

4h 25m
ADL

Adelaide

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

26h 15m
$289

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 18/5/22

27 May - 29 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ADL

Adelaide

1 stop

19h 35m
ADL

Adelaide

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

26h 15m
$290

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 18/5/22

  • One of the most popular airlines travelling from Sydney to Adelaide is Virgin Australia. Sydney to Adelaide flights are typically 174% more expensive than other airlines traveling the same route. Flights from Virgin Australia typically cost $160.73 RT. The cheapest Virgin Australia flight found for this route was $83. When travelling from Sydney to Adelaide on Virgin Australia, the most popular airport to depart from is Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport and the most popular airport to arrive at is Adelaide Airport. When flying from Sydney to Adelaide, Virgin Australia flights are 33% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Direct flights to Adelaide from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to Adelaide direct flight deals
15 Jul. - 17 Jul.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

2h 15m
ADL

Adelaide

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 50m
$137

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 16/5/22

16 Jun. - 21 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

2h 10m
ADL

Adelaide

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 55m
$154

Jetstar

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Deal found 17/5/22

18 Jun. - 25 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

2h 10m
ADL

Adelaide

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 55m
$157

Jetstar

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Deal found 16/5/22

Last-minute flights from Sydney to Adelaide

Late deals on return flights to Adelaide from Sydney, departing today and this week
24 May - 16 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

2h 10m
ADL

Adelaide

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 55m
$194

Jetstar

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Deal found 17/5/22

25 May - 31 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

2h 10m
ADL

Adelaide

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 50m
$196

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 17/5/22

25 May - 31 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

2h 10m
ADL

Adelaide

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 55m
$213

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 18/5/22

One-way flights to Adelaide from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Adelaide
16 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

2h 10m
$76

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 17/5/22

25 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

2h 10m
$79

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 17/5/22

31 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

2h 10m
$80

Jetstar

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Deal found 18/5/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Sydney to Adelaide flights.

What airports serve Sydney to Adelaide?

Travelling by air to Adelaide from Sydney will see you departing from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD), which lies 8 km from the centre of the city. It’s about a 15min drive from the CBD to the suburb of Mascot, where you’ll find the airport. If you’d prefer to catch a bus, it’s on the N20 route. As Australia’s main international airport, it’s large and busy and offers all of the modern amenities for air travellers. You’ll land at Adelaide International Airport (ADL), the main airport serving that part of South Australia. It’s also pretty close to the city centre at 7 km away, and it takes around 15min to drive there. Otherwise, you can catch an Airport City Shuttle, which will take about 5min longer. You’ll just have to pre-book this a minimum of 24h before your flight is scheduled.

Which airlines fly directly from Sydney to Adelaide?

The vast majority of flights to Adelaide from Sydney are direct between the two cities. Qantas flies several times a day, as does Virgin Australia. Jetstar is the other main carrier, offering flights at slightly lower prices. The trade-off, of course, is that these flights take a little longer, but as it’s a relatively short flight in the first place, it will only add about 10-15min to the roughly 2h trip. You’ll also be able to fly from Sydney to Adelaide using Rex Airlines, which is based at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport.

What are the layover options between Sydney to Adelaide?

You also have the option of booking a one-stop flight from Sydney to Adelaide, these are also available throughout the day. The fastest trips (those with the shortest layover times) are also the more expensive on this route. Once again, you have a choice of at least 4 airlines that regularly fly these routes: Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Rex Airlines. They all layover in Melbourne and there are two main routes in operation. The first leaves Sydney Kingsford Smith and lands at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, before carrying on to land at Adelaide Airport. The other route will see you landing at Melbourne’s Avalon Airport en route. Layover times can vary widely, regardless of the airline, so choose your flight carefully when booking through Cheapflights. Some layovers take only 30min, while others can last up to almost 4h.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Sydney to Adelaide?

You don’t need either a passport or visa to fly domestically inside Australia, but be aware of other restrictions on items that you may or may not carry onboard with you. These include everyday sporting items that could be misused, like rock climbing equipment, cricket bats and pool cues, so make sure to check these items in with your checked baggage.

What airports do I use to fly from Sydney to Adelaide?

You will need to book a flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Adelaide if you want to fly from Sydney to Adelaide. At least 5 different airlines have flights from Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Adelaide (ADL) on a regular basis. There are 54 flights to Adelaide from the Sydney airport per day. If you manage to book one that is nonstop, then you can expect the flight time from SYD to ADL to be around 2h 10m.

Which airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Adelaide have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Tigerair Australia flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Adelaide have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Sydney to Adelaide for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Adelaide for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $137, but on average you can expect to pay $170.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to Adelaide for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Sydney to Adelaide under $200. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to Adelaide is less than $173.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to Adelaide for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Sydney to Adelaide within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are direct flights available from Sydney to Adelaide?

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Monday, Thursday, Saturday.

How popular is this Sydney to Adelaide flight route?

Flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Adelaide have been viewed 12,972 times in the past calendar month.

How many flights depart from Sydney to Adelaide on average per day?

5 flight departures from Sydney to Adelaide per day on average.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 40% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 20% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 40% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Sydney to Adelaide?

There are many flights that can get you from Sydney to Adelaide in 2h 10m. Fly via Jetstar to get the fastest option. Airlines will cover a distance of 1170 km. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Sydney to Adelaide round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Sydney to Adelaide is Jetstar. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $154 on this airline. You may be able to fly from Sydney to Adelaide for 40% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Sydney to Adelaide?

The most popular airlines flying from Sydney to Adelaide are Jetstar, Qantas Airways and Tigerair Australia. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from Sydney to Adelaide?

Consider American Airlines (76%), British Airways (74%) or Alaska Airlines (73%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Sydney to Adelaide.

What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to Adelaide?

On average you can expect to pay $440 for a flight from Sydney to Adelaide. The cheapest flight overall is $83 while the most popular route, (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Adelaide) is currently priced at $160.

Alternative routes for Sydney to Adelaide

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Top 5 airlines flying from Sydney to Adelaide

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Sydney to Adelaide choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Virgin AustraliaCheapest$113Average$258FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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JetstarCheapest$118Average$230FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Tigerair AustraliaCheapest$139Average$222FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%COVID-19 safety
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RexCheapest$182Average$192FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time86%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$201Average$412FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Sydney to Adelaide

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sydney to Adelaide
7%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
41%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
50%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
2%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Sydney to Adelaide

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Sydney to Adelaide
Sunday53daily flights
Monday57daily flights
Tuesday53daily flights
Wednesday59daily flights
Thursday60daily flights
Friday56daily flights
Saturday41daily flights